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Kelowna Stucco - Crack

Stucco cracks are not normally a cause for concern, particularly when they are very fine, as in the picture shown here. Concrete is a non-malleable substance that will develop hair line cracks over time from environmental changes in temperature, and settling of the structure. These cracks do not endanger the water envelope of a building at all, and are typically only as deep as the top-coat, a 1/4 inch at best. Underlying this top coat is roughly a 1/2 inch of base coat, as well as the wire, then the paper. Properly installed paper or other envelope materials such as tyvec or rain screen will protect the structure from water seepage. These cracks do not require repair, however, if found to be unsightly, can be painted with a rubberized paint.


Kelowna Stucco - Crack

Sever cracks, ones that you should consider having repaired, are wide enough to insert the end of your butter knife or house key, and go deeper than the top coat. They often have small missing pieces along them. These cracks can be signs of other issues with the structure and should be inspected by a competent individual before simply being repaired. Assuming there is no other issue that needs fixing first, repairs usualy include knocking out the surrounding stucco several inches beyond the extent of the cracking, then to fill and repair, followed by a new top coat to the area, leaving a visible patch unless the entire wall or section is re-top coated.

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